- Middle-aged people in England face a health crisis because of unhealthy lifestyles, according to experts
- Desk jobs, fast food and the daily grind are taking their toll, according to Public Health England.
- 8 in every 10 people aged 40 to 60 in England are “overweight, drink too much or get too little exercise”
- Clinical adviser, Professor Muir Gray, has been interviewed today on BBC and Channel 4 stating that the campaign is about trying to make people have a different attitude to an “environmental problem” and that “By taking action in mid-life you can reduce your risk not only of type 2 diabetes, which is a preventable condition, but you can also reduce your risk of dementia and disability and, being a burden to your family”
Bluecrest Health Screening is entirely in favour of these sorts of health promotional campaigns to focus on preventable and avoidable conditions. Becoming more aware of your present health status and health risks is crucial in motivating behavioural change – and our health screenings and checks fit well with this goal. Bluecrest Health Screening checks are available to many people as part of attractive benefits packages via their companies, insurers and via a self-pay basis.
The campaign includes a quiz – see here